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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Colorful Rugs

Above, a sample of the colorful hand-knotted Turkish rugs available through Allan Arthur Oriental Rugs.

Along with his large collection of antique rugs, Atlanta-based dealer Allan Arthur offers a few vintage and recent productions, such as the Anatolian rug above. Arthur describes the luscious colors here as "cherry red, tangerine, apple green and pale lavender." He also explains that many merchants today tend to loosely label all pale floral and curvilinear rugs made in Turkey "Oushaks," in part because Oushak, a city in Western Turkey, serves as an export hub. But technically, many of these rugs originate from places outside Oushak.

Arthur is highly knowledgeable and his site has helpful resources. His Atlanta showroom is located inside the 14th Street Antiques Market at 530 14th St.

Above, a bright intricately patterned rug in the entry of Kate and Andy Spade's New York apartment, photographed by Eric Morin for the December 2006 issue of World of Interiors. Below, a tiny glimpse of a boldly-colored rug can be seen in another of the Spade's multi-layered rooms, from Town & Country October 2004. Designer Steven Sclaroff collaborated with the couple on this apartment.

BTW: A great new podcast, "Village Rugs: Weaving From Memory," is available from Christie's. Visit the Apple iTunes store and type "Christie's auction house" in the search box.

1 comment:

My Marrakech said...

That rug looks so fantastic in the room in the middle pic. I love reds and oranges for rugs.